March 7, 2009:St. Peter's Church, NYC
Premiere of "Home to Roost"
Songs on texts by Poet Laureate Kay Ryan
Commissioned by the Gregg Smith Singers
July 18-24, 2008: Pavia, Italy SoundScape Festival
Artist in Residence
Premiere of "Virtual Voices"for guitar, violin and digital sound
Commissioned by Duo46
June 25, 2008: Greenwich House Music school 46 Barrow St, 8 pm
DOWNTOWN ENSEMBLE presents:
Karl Korte's "Birds of Aotearoa"
May 30, 2008:St. Peters Church, NYC
Second International Festival of Women and Girls Voices
Premiere of “The Time Is…” (treble voices, piano and digital sound)
Composed in celebration of the New York Treble Singer’s
Director, Virginia Davidson and the composer’s 80th Birthdays
February 20, 2007: Florida State University: performance of "Evocations" for
violin, guitar, and cello with cellist Evan Jones.
February 12, 2007: Birmingham-Southern College: North American
Premiere of "Evocations" for violin, guitar, and cello commissioned by Duo46
with cellist Craig Hultgren.
October 23, 2006:
"The Time Is:" performance by Robert Page and the Carnegie Mellon
Choir, Pittsburg, PA.
July 14 & 15, 2006:
Premiere of "The Time Is:" a new work for chorus, piano and strings commissioned by
Music from Salem for their 20th Anniversary, Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY July 15. Based
upon two texts by Eve Merriam and texts adapted from American Revolutionary War sources, a
folk song from the Civil War, the Women's Sufferage Movement, and a poem by a young
student (2006). Performed by the Salem Festival Choir, directed by Richard Butler and
instrunentalists from the 2006 Music from Salem group.
Oct. 8 - OCT. 15, 2004: New Choral Music:
Korte was in residence at Eastern Mediterrranean University at Gazimagusa, Turkey for
concerts of his music, lectures and the premiere of commissioned works for guitar, violin and cello. Commissioned by Duo46.
2004. New Choral Music: "a magnificant work." - Gregg Smith
Premiered in NYC -SHIKI(the seasons), for SATB (or SSA) chorus with Premiered in NYC
-SHIKI(the seasons), for SATB (or SSA) chorus with soloists and a digital accompaniment (on CD) created from the sounds of the
human voice, the koto, other Japanese percussion and the wind. Texts drawn from apanese haiku nature poetry celebrating the seasons.
Haru- Spring, Natsu- Summer, Aki- Autumn, Fyeu- Winter
Total performance time about 28 minutes. Movements may be separately performed. Scores (SATB or SSA) and CD's with both practice and performance versions available from the composer.